We are a family of 5. Jean Paul 47, Cindy 44 and our 3 children are a boy of 15, a girl of 13 and a little girl of 5 years old. We both worked in the travel and tourism industry. 2,5 years ago we decided to start our own small holiday accommodation and bought ourselves an old farmhouse. We turned one of the stables into an accommodation for guests (B&B). Last November, we started our business. At the moment, we live in the house in the front, until we built our own house in the barn (in the back part of the building). We hope to be ready in December. After we moved into the house in the back, we can start to rent the fronthouse as a holiday home too. Our goal is to offer a place where guests can relax and have quality time together in a natural environment. We focus on small groups.
The farm is situated in the country site. The city centre of Zwolle is only 10 minutes by car. Zwolle is situated in the central East of the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen are easy to reach by car or train within the hour.
As you can read in our feedbacks, we really like to meet new people and other cultures. We love to share and spend time together, next to the (sometimes hard) work.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Cindy worked the last few years in the cultural sector and Jean Paul is working for the National Forestry. Our direct neighbours are still farming with cows and sheep. Zwolle is an ancient city with stone walls and medieval buildings. Deventer (35km), Kampen (20km), Hattem (20km) and Zwolle are so called "Hanzesteden" and were the home of merchants in the 16th century who traded over the river "IJssel". Within 45 minutes you can visit several national parks (Weerribben Wieden, Sallandse Heuvelrug, Drents Friese Wold, Drentse AA, Hoge Veluwe). Zwolle has a big diversity in cultural events during these months.
We need someone to paint together with Cindy and we can use help in the house. While Cindy is painting, we need someone to look after our 5 year old daughter. There is also a lot of work to do in the garden.
Dutch, German, English, French and a little Spanish
We have a caravan available with a small toilet. You can take a shower in our house.
We speak English, German, French and of course Dutch and a little Spanish.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25 hours a week, at least on Wednesday and Saturday and the other hours are flexibel
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